Lyndon B Johnson: Helpful Or Successful?

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Lyndon B Johnson became the thirty-sixth President of the United States after the assassination of John F. Kennedy. He was born and raised in Texas and lived in poverty; therefore, he felt that poverty was a more pressing issue than segregation (Shultz, 2013). He felt that if everyone had food, an education and a good paying job that America would be a “Great Society”. This brought us some of the social welfare that we continue to have today, such as the Head Start and Housing and Urban Development. I guess the argument could be made that these programs were somewhat of a success; however, I believe, as some do, that these actions by President Johnson was the start of a government that is far too over reaching and expensive for the people
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